What does guitar mean?

Definitions for guitar
gɪˈtɑrgui·tar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. guitar(noun)

    a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking

Wiktionary

  1. guitar(Noun)

    A stringed musical instrument, usually with fretted fingerboard and 6 strings, played with the fingers or a plectrum (guitar pick).

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

  2. guitar(Verb)

    To play the guitar.

    Etymology: From guitarra, from قيثارة, from cithara, from κιθάρα. Compare cither.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guitar(noun)

    a stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, -- played upon with the fingers

    Etymology: [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg.guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. ; cf. L. cithara. Cf. Cittern, Gittern.]

Freebase

  1. Guitar

    The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument. There are three main types of modern acoustic guitar: the classical guitar, the steel-string acoustic guitar, and the archtop guitar. The tone of an acoustic guitar is produced by the vibration of the strings, which is amplified by the body of the guitar, which acts as a resonating chamber. The classical guitar is often played as a solo instrument using a comprehensive fingerpicking technique. Electric guitars, introduced in the 1930s, use an amplifier that can electronically manipulate and shape the tone. Early amplified guitars employed a hollow body, but a solid body was eventually found more suitable, as it was less prone to feedback. Electric guitars have had a continuing profound influence on popular culture. Guitars are recognized as a primary instrument in genres such as blues, bluegrass, country, flamenco, folk, jazz, jota, mariachi, metal, punk, reggae, rock, soul, and many forms of pop.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guitar

    gi-tär′, n. a six-stringed musical instrument, somewhat like the lute, well adapted for accompanying the voice. [Fr. guitare—L. cithara—Gr. kithara, a lyre or lute. See Cithern.]

Editors Contribution

  1. guitar

    An instrument to create sound and play music.

    Guitars are created in many forms, shapes, sizes, styles and sounds.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 29, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guitar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3525

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guitar' in Nouns Frequency: #1267

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guitar in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guitar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of guitar in a Sentence

  1. Tom Doyle:

    My God you brought this to me many times to be reworked, and the last time My God you brought it to me My God you said,' My God you should have this guitar.'.

  2. John Prine:

    Sometimes a steering wheel is better than a guitar

  3. The Beatles:

    We had two or three afternoons where we just hung out together in a Beverly Hills hotel in the bungalows out the back, and he had his engineer and was set up with a couple of microphones in case anything happened, i was tootling around on guitar, and Kanye West spent a lot of time just looking at pictures of Kim Kardashian [ Kardashian ] on Kanye West computer. I ’m thinking, ‘ Are we ever gon na get around to writing ?' SUSPECT ARRESTED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF RAPPER Paul McCartney, 76, said Paul McCartney was surprised to learn West was writing.

  4. Don Felder:

    That last record I did, I think I played every guitar on the entire record. I want to do something more fun and exciting.

  5. Dianne Lake:

    Dennis really took Charlie under his wing, charlie was teaching Dennis how to play the guitar and I think he admired Charlie. He was proud to show him off to his friends. They had a good time together.

Images & Illustrations of guitar

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